With advances in technology, industrial manufacturing is moving ahead at breakneck speed.
Machines are becoming more efficient due to cutting edge developments in automation that bring both improved performance and versatility. This combined with the development of intelligent robots means that smart machines are no longer a distant vision in the future.
Using advanced sensors and cloud computing, the internet of things can connect every phase of the production process to keep equipment operating at capacity, tracking any issues through the product life cycle including just-in-time maintenance and logistics.
Today, these advances have been grouped together and are commonly referred to as Industry 4.0 - the next industrial revolution.
Along with the name, Industry 4.0 has generated a host of new terminology which our experts are happy explain in more detail - these include:
- Digital Production
- Smart Service World
- Real-time feedback
- Big data
- Individualization of products
- Shopfloor Management
- Batch size 1
- Internet of things
- Man/machine interface
Accelerated innovation through tailored services
SMC offers integrated product and system solutions. We help our customers create innovative solutions that add value to their business.
- support you during the initial concept/planning stage
- provide individual product and system concepts incorporating the latest technology
- help you optimise and modernise your plants
This way you will:
- reduce your lifecycle costs
- lower your operating costs
- bring you competitive advantages
Evolution through innovation
We are firmly committed to meeting the needs of our customers and we regard Industry 4.0 as the continuous and innovative development of both new and, in some cases, already existing SMC solutions and technologies.
With just a few small steps, it is already possible to successfully produce positive changes and take your first steps towards Industry 4.0.